What is the Calgary Showband?
- Comprised of 160 dedicated community youth, the Calgary Stampede Showband is the only 5-time World Champion of Marching Show Bands.
- These dedicated youth come together to make over 200 appearances annually and are invited to entertain all over the world.
- They are known for their innovative performances and unique visual entertainment.
- The Stampede Showband is a Calgary Stampede Foundation Youth Program.
- Learn more by watching this feature video.
What is the Band of Outriders?
- The Band of Outriders is an energetic 40-piece ensemble comprised of Calgary Stampede Showband alumni and other community musicians from the Calgary area.
- Known for their high energy, unique style and diverse musical repertoire, their shows are not to be missed.
- The Band of Outrdiers are volunteers of the Calgary Stampede.
Where is the event held?
- The event is held on the Saddledome Steps.
What’s new in 2019?
- This year, the Calgary Stampede is Host to the World Associations of Marching Showbands World Championships.
- 17 Marching Bands from around the world will be competing
- The Showband will be competing for their 6th World Champion Title.
- This event runs from July 6th to 8th in the Saddledome and is free with admission to Stampede Park
- Every year the Showband and Outriders add new and exciting music to their repertoire.
Dates and schedule
July 5 to 14, 2019
- 1:30 to 2:15 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband
- 6:40 to 7:10 PM – A Band of Outriders
- 8:20 to 8:30 PM – A Band of Outriders
- 8:30 to 8:40 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband and A Band of Outriders
- 8:40 to 9:15 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband
Do I need a ticket to spectate?
- The performances are included with your General Admission.
Will there be a line up?
- There is no line to watch performances; however there can be crowds during some performances.
What time do I need to arrive?
- You can arrive 5 minutes ahead of scheduled times to get a front row seat. Standing room is found easily throughout all of the performances
Is accessible seating available?
- There is no accessible seating provided.
Where is the closest accessible parking?
- Accessible parking stalls in lots 20, north of the Scotiabank Saddledome.